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Signing and sending PDFs via email is always a pain, especially if you think you need to print it, sign it, scan it, and email it back to someone in a timely manner. But you don't! Using a few apps and built-in software, you can save time, money, and the agony of finding and printing from the correct office printer.

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Writing an email isn't so hard, but figuring out how to sign off can be a real challenge. Is 'cheers' too casual? Too pretentious? Too British? Is 'sincerely' timeless and professional, or stodgy and overly formal? We consulted business experts to help list out 26 email sign-offs you should probably avoid.

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Dear Lifehacker, My company has work-from-home employees, directors and contractors spread throughout Australia. When we have a document that requires multiple signatures, I ask each person to sign, scan and email their own copy back to me. Common sense would suggest that the collection of each of these individually signed (but otherwise identical) documents equals one fully signed document. But what does the law say about this, if anything? And is there a better way to do this? Thanks, Signing Off

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Back in the 1990s when email signatures first became popular, they received a bit of a backlash when senders starting abusing their "email powers" and added too many graphics, their own favourite quotations and the dreaded, Comic Sans font (sometimes in multiple colours!). An email signature should be considered a good thing. But it needs to look professional and the content must be in moderation or serve a purpose. Here are six good reasons to use an email signature.

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The default action of just about every smartphone email application is to append a signature at the bottom telling recipients not only what type of phone you've sent it from, but often the network you're using. It's annoying, it looks unprofessional and it's often a secret to you until you send your first mail. Here's how to wipe it out.

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Chrome: Technology has somehow made signing paperwork more annoying than it used to be. Now you have to print something out, sign it and scan it back in if you want to email it. HelloSign adds digital signatures to Gmail, so you can sign a document without even leaving your inbox.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm trying to find software that could be used in conjunction with Dropbox or other features to allow people to put a signature on a document and email it back or otherwise. I'm trying to cut back on paper and hug some trees! Any suggestions? Thanks, Signing Up

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iOS 5 still officially lacks support for multiple email signatures. If you've got more than one email account on your iPhone or iPad, then Lifehacker reader Ned Smith has provided a dynamite tip for creating multiple email sigs

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Smart phones are invariably configured to add a "Sent from my iPhone" or "Sent from my BlackBerry" signature. While their presence often reflects users who can't be bothered (or don't how) to change default settings, they can also convey a dismissive attitude to the recipient.

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Thanks to some handy tricks in the Google Labs bag you can easily add an HTML signature complete with images and save it for future use without plugins or outside help.

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Firefox only (Windows/Mac/Linux): Blank Canvas is a handy little signature manager that automatically inserts HTML signatures into your Gmail messages based on which email address you're sending from. The extension supports up to four unique signatures for each address you've designated. Signatures are automatically inserted in both new messages and in replies and forwards. If you'd prefer to use a Greasemonkey script to manage your signatures instead of an extension, make sure to check out Gmail Multiple Signatures If you have another technique for managing signatures—Gmail or otherwise—we'd love to hear about it in the comments. Blank Canvas Gmail Signatures